Slipstones

Climbs 250 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
Originally included in the North of England Guide (by Stew Wilson and Ron Kenyon) based on details in October 1964 Climber magazine - because YMC did not think it was worth including in the grit guide (back in prehistoric times)

Then in YMC grit guide and second edition of North of England guide and also in North East England selective guide. New NE England guide coming out sometime soon.

As a crag it was a bit small in stature but as a bouldering venue it is brilliant - as its recent prominence has shown. It was amazing who had climbed there even before the current publicity - even saw the great John Allen there one day.

Access notes
Due to the new popularity of the crag important to follow access details and park responsibly. Road up valley is narrow but look for the parking and a few hundred yards walking (if necessary) shouldn't do any harm - and will help the access situation.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Guidebooks
YMC Yorkshire Gritstone Vol 1 (2012), Northern England (2008), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2008), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2001), Yorkshire Gritstone (1999),
Out of print: North East England (2003), Yorkshire Gritstone (1990)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
 BUTTRESS 1 - FAR LEFT BUTTRESS 
2ExtremitiesE1 5c
3Paul's Arete Left SideE1 6a *
4Paul's Arete Right HandE1 5b **
5Steve's WallE1 5b **
6Heather CrackD
7Heather Wallf4
8Heather Wall Right Handf2+
 BUTTRESS 2 - ESCALATOR WALL 
10Roofed Cornerf2+ vdiff
11Little Aretef4
12Little Cornerf2 d
13Fingercrack cornerVD *
14Overhanging Crackf2+ vdiff
15Undercut Double CrackHS 4b *
16Ginger BadgerHVS 5b *
17Not So Tight ChimneyVD
18Breakwind AreteHVS 5b *
19Space TruckinE1 5b *
20EscalatorHVS 5a **
21DiminuendoHVS 5c *
22Mantelshelf CrackVD
23Rouges GalleryVS 5a
24StaircaseM
25Mantelshelf WallVS 4c
26Cold WallVS 4c
27Hole in the WallHS 4b
 BUTTRESS 3 - BELDIN BLOCK 
29Left Edgef2+ d
30Inside LeftS 4a
31Old CornerVD
32Petch's GrooveS 4a
33Groove EliminateHS 4b
34Twenty Foot CrackHVD 4a
35North WallHVS 5b
36OffspringHVS 5c
37Tranmire AreteMS 4a **
38Tranmire CrackVS 5b
39Jenny Binks WallVS 5a *
40TwixtHVS 5a
41Easy PickingsVS 4c **
42The HandrailHVS 5a
43West face eliminateE2 6a
44Beldin DirectE1 5b *
45Beldin VariationE1 5b *
46BeldinHVS 5b **
47Original RouteHVS 5a ***
48gollinglithE1 5b **
49TachyonE2 5c *
50ZoomHVS 5b ***
51AtomicE3 6a ***
52Atomic Right-HandE3 6b *
53Barnley CrackS 4a *
54Barnley WallHS 4b *
55Ulfers CrackHVD 4a **
 BUTTRESS 4 - WISE CRACK 
57Forever OnwardE1 5c
58Timeless DivideE2 6a
59Timeless Divide Startf6A+ 6a
60Timeless Divide - Right Handf6C 6c **
61Agretef6B hvs 5c
62Agra DirectHVS 5c
63AgraHVS 5b ***
64Agra Right HandHVS 5b
65Agra Variation (Whimps Finish)VS 4b
66Narrow MarginE2 6a
67WisecrackHVS 5c ***
68Wisecrack Direct Startf6C
69Wisecrack Superdirectf7B hvs 6b
70Alan's AreteVS 5b
71Mark Turner's RockoverVS 5a
72Shine OnVD
73Hendo's 4c RockoverV1 4c
74Mantel Onf4 s 4c
75Groove Onf3 vd 4a
 BUTTRESS 5 - BAIT 
77Wall ClimbD
78Block AreteHS 4b
79Beta BlockerE1 5b *
80ImpregnableE2 6a **
81Get NervousE2 5c
82Chockstone OverhangHS 4b
 BUTTRESS 6 - SQUAWKS 
84Self SuicideV8
85Squawk's AreteHVS 5b *
86Undercut Flake VariationsHS 4b *
87Undercut FlakeHS 4b **
88TiltHVS 5a
89Flakeout AreteHVS 5a
90Dark CleftVD
91Face to FaceVS 4b
 BUTTRESS 7 - SEVENS & EIGHTS 
93Forever YoungE2 6a
94Seven Up - Variation StartE3 6a
95Seven UpE2 5c **
96Direct Finish (to Seven Up)E3 6a
97FuserVD
98Tony's TormentHVS 6a
99Ian's Irritationf6B+
100Wedge Down CrackHS 4b
 BUTTRESS 8 - SEVENS & EIGHTS 
102Thingumy In ThirskE3 6a *
103Dennis In DarloE1 5c
104Barren WasteE2 5c
105Easy GrooveD
106Edge RouteM
 BUTTRESS 9 - INCONSEQUENTIAL WALL 
108Inconsequential Traversenone 5c
109Little AreteVD
110Roofed ChimneyM
111Awkward FinishD
112Staircase MantelD
 BUTTRESS 10 - SOWDEN 
114Low Level TraverseHVS 5b
115Chris CrossE1 5c
116Left AreteVD
117Frank's WallD
118Scratch and GoVD
119Right AreteVD
120Problem WallHVS 5b
121Left WallVD *
122Sowden left handE1 5b *
123SowdenHVS 5a **
124SinbadE3 6b *
125Space plucksE3 6a **
126ForthrightE2 5c
127Dixon's DilemmaVS 4c
128Witton WallS
 BUTTRESS 11 - LEAN BUTTRESS 
130Half Way ChockstoneD
131Central Bay RouteHD
132PsycheHVS 5c
133Leany MeanyE1 5c *
134KillerE4 6b
135RipperE1 5c ***
136Ripper Right HandE3 6c
137UnforgivenE1 5c *
138Emergency hatHS 5a/b
139The FoxHS 5b
 BUTTRESS 12 - MARR'S 
141Picnic WallD
142Cummin's RouteHVS 5b
143Christopher RobinHS 4b
144Right WallHVS 5c
145Marr's RouteVS 5a **
146Da's RouteVS 5a
147ModeratorM
148Pa's RouteMS
149Gully WallS 4b
150Little GullyM
 BUTTRESS 13 - LEFT TWIN 
152Friday The ThirteenthV3
153sunday 20thV4 6b *
154SlipwayV4 6a
 BUTTRESS 13 - RIGHT TWIN 
156Siamese BridgeD
157Right Hand TwinV2 ***
158Leaning WallV5 ***
159Strictly PersonalV4 **
160Brush Upf5 5b
 BUTTRESS 14 - THE DECK 
162Pothole ChimneyD
163Jack the LadVS 4c
164String VestHVS 6a
165Withering HeightsHVS 5c
166Aces High Left HandVS 4c
167Aces HighVS 4c **
168Aces High Right HandS 4b
169TrumpsVS 4c *
170Trumps Right HandHS 4b
 BUTTRESS 15 - ELLINGSTRING BUTTRESS 
172Heather WallD
173Itchy and ScratchyVD
174Pinnacle ChimneyD
175Two Startled SheepVS 5b
176Yaud WallVS 5a
177EllingstringVS 4c
178DiagonalVS 4b
179GymnastVS 5a
180FiddlesticksVS 5b
181GirgleVD
 BUTTRESS 16 - STAINTHORPE'S WALL 
183Sweet SixteenVD
184FearbyVS 4b
185Alan's WallHVS 5a **
186Stainthorpe's WallE1 5b *
187Stainthorps Variation StartE1 5c *
188Only SixteenE1 5b
189FascionationbyE2 5c
 BUTTRESS 17 - HAPPY DAZE 
191Jug Handle Pull UpVD
192Wall CentreVS 4b *
193Happy DazeVS 4c
194Double MantleshelfVD
195Out on BailHVS 5c
196Right EdgeVS 5b
 BUTTRESS 18 - WORTHLESS BUTTRESS 
198Easy MantleshelfD
199Right Arêtenone 4b
 BUTTRESS 19 - LAY BY 
201Rock OverVS 4c
202Hand TraverseD
203Lay-By AreteV8 ***
204Lay-byHVS 6a
205Little BaldyV7
206Rock On Left-handV4 **
207Rock OnHVS 5c *
208Rock OffHVS 5b
209All OffHVS 5a
 BUTTRESS 20 - OVERHANGING ARETE 
211Ten Foot ModerateM
212Ten Foot Aretef4
213Twenty SomethingVS 4c
214Overhanging AreteV1 **
215Reason and Rowanf6A+
216Flaky WallHS 4b
217Flakey Wall TraverseV5 **
218Left WallHVD
219Two ChockstonesD
220Right OverhangD
 LOWER TIER - TEA PARTY SLABS 
222Welcome WallVS 4b
223Stereo AndroidVS 4c
224Stereo Android Eliminatef6A 5c
225Stereo Right HandS
226Tommy's DilemmaVD
227Gypsy WhamHD
228Tea Party SlabVS 5a
229Question of BalanceVS 5c
230Right Edge (II)VS 5b
 THE SON - MIDDLE TIER - (STEPTOE & SON) 
232Son of a BitchHVS 5c
233SidewinderV6
234Exocetf8A *
235StipuleV9
236Stipule (with jug on arete)f7A+
237Curving CrackVS 4c
238Curving Crack AreteV1
239Curving Crack Arete Sit Down Startf6A
 STEPTOE - MIDDLE TIER - (STEPTOE & SON) 
241Bert WellsHVS 5b
242Centre LeftV2 5c
243SteptoeHVS 6a **
244TiptoeVS 5a ***
245Tiptoe right-handVS 5b *
246Bridge ChimneyD
247No Cheek, Dr LivingstoneVS 4b
248Shorty's DilemmaV3
 THE LEFT CHEEK - THE UPPER TIER 
250Stomach Traversenone amusin *
251Bratt PackVS 4c
252Play a longHVS 5b
253Wild ThingVS 4b
254Cunning StuntsV3 5c
 THE RIGHT CHEEK - UPPER TIER 
256Micro CornerV6
257Micro Coronaryf7B+ **
258Problem AreteVS 4c
259Slab and MantelshelfM
260Left Arete (II)D
261Goblin's EarVD
 BUTTRESS 22 - ALL THE TWOS 
2633.3 Metre SlabHS 4b
264Ten Foot SlabD
265Davies AreteV1 *
266Davies RampV5 **
267Simple SallyV7 *
268HoleshotV8 f7b+
269Small DynoV3 *
270Cypherf8B ***
271Chockstone Pull UpD
 SULKY LITTLE BOYS 
273Supple WallV5 **
274Sulky little boys left handV4 **
275Sulky Little BoysV7 f7a+ ***
276Sulky Little Boys DirectV8 ***
277Slanting Flake -LHV2 5c *
278Slanting FlakeHS 4b **
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Superb rock quality.
glaramara - 25/Oct/14
Link to useful topo http://www.yorkshiregrit.com/yg/topo/slipstones.pdf
Ian Broome - 11/Dec/11
Why are so many of the routes which are clearly boulder problems (e.g. lay-by, slanting flake etc.) still given route grades? It's not the 1980's. I understand for the borderline height ones, but not for 3m high... please could the crag mod sort this out
lukehodson - 06/Sep/10
good place but someone has broken slanted crack hs 4b and now its a little harder to do
insert - 19/Jun/08
outstanding crag, something for everyone, can be VERY windy at times. had a thoroughly enjoyable day there. a really good place to push your grade, but take a mat and some big mates!
rain dog... - 27/Sep/04
wide variety of excellent problems and routes for most ranges and nice setting what more dop you need.
jas wood - 30/Apr/04